The Sensory Garden at the High Point Public Library will be a 7,000 sq.ft. self-contained garden area that allows visitors to enjoy a wide range of sensory experiences. It will offer a plethora of educational and recreational applications for those with autism, dementia, Alzheimer's, physical or mental disabilities, as well as a positive outdoor experience for all populations.
The Library has a long history of offering extensive health and wellness programming for the entire community and the Sensory Garden will complement existing library programs like the Teaching Garden, High Point Farmer’s Market and the Arts and Education Plaza.
The Sensory Garden at the High Point Public Library moves forward as The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation have pledged a $100,000 dollar-for-dollar matching gift. “The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation are thrilled to support the Sensory Garden at the High Point Public Library and encourage others to match our support of this additional asset to our community,” said Foundation Executive Director Megan Oglesby. "This project aligns with our mission of investing in organizations within the greater High Point area that promotes improved quality of life by reducing barriers to opportunity. Besides beautifying a highly visible intersection of our community, we are excited that the garden will provide an intentionally designed space for sensory learning, as well as an experiential garden space with therapeutic capabilities for all members of our community."